Community Connections

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    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN ELECTRICAL EXPANSION AND UPGRADES IN SASKATCHEWAN’S NEWEST PROVINCIAL PARK

Released on July 4, 2014

Today the province announced that Anderson Point Campground and Murray Point Campground will receive electrical expansion and upgrades in the coming months.  The two campgrounds, situated on Anglin Lake and Emma Lake respectively, are both located in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park.

Park users have requested electrical service to a greater number of campsites.  The new electrical sites will help our provincial parks meet that demand.  Upgrades to existing electrical campsites are being addressed to meet electrical code requirements. Mid City Electric (1979) Ltd. of La Ronge, Saskatchewan has been awarded the contract.

“Our provincial parks play a vital role in supporting a high quality of life experienced in Saskatchewan,” MLA for Saskatchewan Rivers Nadine Wilson said on behalf of Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Mark Docherty.  “This investment will help increase visitation and contribute to a strong economy in the area.”

Beginning mid-August 2014 and continuing through late fall, Anderson Point and Murray Point campgrounds will undergo electrical expansion and upgrades.  35 non-electric campsites in Anderson Point Campground will receive electrical service and 29 existing campsites in Murray Point Campground will have their electrical service upgraded.  Roadway lighting and related site developments are also included in this work.

This summer marks the one year anniversary of Great Blue Heron Provincial Park.  In its first year of operation as a provincial park, it received 87,581 visits.

In 2013, the provincial park system set a record 3.7 million visits.
 
The 2014-15 budget has increased funding to provincial parks by 4.6 per cent this year.  This includes capital and maintenance spending which will hit record levels with $14.9 million for upgrades and new construction projects.  Total capital investments in provincial parks have increased 244 per cent in the past seven years, compared to the previous seven-year period.

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For more information, contact:

Karen Webb
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-7828
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